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  1. 3 points
    It is funny how people have different luck. The 3 worst vehicles i have ever owned was a 88 toyota pickup 22r engine that had a bunch of problems and went through radiators like oil. A 1998 honda civic that had air bag light come on at 37000 miles, the tranny go at 50000 miles plus in the cold the temp would go to cold changed thermostat and radiator still no heat in the cold when idling and the 02 sensor would throw a code all the time even when replaced twice. And these are probably according to most some of the most reliable cars on the road. I also had a 2013 subaru impreza at 32000 miles was turning into a pos with loud engine noise and a horrible ride so i traded in that piece. I also take care of all my vehicles. And these are probably according to most some of the most reliable cars on the road. Every chevy i have owned has been great plus my 2016 ford escape is my favorite everyday vehicle i have ever owned. My friend had a 2009 silverado with AFM with 200000 miles that he just traded in and is still on the road racking up miles. SO it can be hit or miss on all vehicles.
  2. 3 points
    .. that just plain sucks .. but I hear they make pretty good snow tires lol
  3. 2 points
    This truck is amazing. I’ve been lurking since these hit the dealerships. Love this thing! Can’t wait to go back and read all of the tips and tricks that people have posted. The Extang TriFecta that I had on my 2015 fits pretty well! It doesn’t follow the bed curve... but you’d have to be super picky and looking for something to complain about.
  4. 2 points
    The paperwork that came with my suspension as well and my suspension on my car all says re torque after 500. Also most factory bolts are torque to yield and are listed as needing to be replaced if used. Lastly A few dollars goes into a manufacturer engineering a automobile then we add aftermarket parts, I would re torque them. If you don't want to or don't have time I would take a white paint marker and mark all off the important bolts. For non believers (pronstar) read number 4 on last page under Post installation Warnings. http://4x4media.info/instructions/zon/C2622.pdf
  5. 2 points
    2016 Silverado Z71 Crew Cab. 6” Pro Comp lift kit. King Coilovers in front. King shocks in rear. 20” Pro Comp wheels w 35x12.5 tires. Borla Atak dual side exit exhaust. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2 points
    It’s an OEM GM part, bought right from the dealer. They should be able to look it up. Also my boy works at a body shop so even though i was very worried about leaking he made sure everything was good 2017 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2L 4.5" Zone w/ Bilstein and Fox 22x10 American Force Grips 33x12.5 Nitto Ridge Grapplers Instagram @wildchevys
  7. 2 points
    Well guys. About 2 weeks of ownership. Couple hundred miles. Very happy. I can report to you all that my brand new 2018 f150 lariat with the 3.0 powerstroke was STOLEN from my driveway last night 😂 I live in the wealthiest county in Florida. It’s a shame the darks come over here for their crime. anywho working with my insurance. Just thought it was funny 3 years with a gm no issues. 2 weeks with a ford and someone wanted it more than I.
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  9. 1 point
    We are proud to announce the "GT" line of gauge faces. you can order them now, check out https://usdashworks.com/product/style-gt/ to check them out and place your order.
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  11. 1 point
    If these are the OEM tires that came on the truck then I would suspect the tires are your issue at 40k miles,. Spring for a set top quality Michelins and see if it goes away? It is easy for me to spend OPM (Other Peoples Money) Haha
  12. 1 point
    Looks really good. I here ya on the shitty roads in Houston. I stay away as much as possible. I'm in the SW side of town in the burbs of Richmond. I'm either going with the same lift as you or Readylifts new 7 inch. Readylift says the track width moves less than a half an inch and minimal cutting for the install just like the cst lift. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point
    Starting to get a hang of taking photos, this by far is the most accurate color representation
  14. 1 point
    Truck gets built and nothing is ever retorqued when it leaves the factory. I’ve never ever heard of (or even considered) retorquing anything after quality components are installed by competent people...? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  16. 1 point
    I could do the swap myself. I strongly considered it. I am going to super charge the 5.3 instead and not spend the money. if GM built it I could finance it. If I have to built it, it takes cash.
  17. 1 point
    Thank you very much SS502,thats what I was after!
  18. 1 point
    Dodge hit the nail on the head ... PERIOD. But, it's a Dodge.
  19. 1 point
    Damn i love a nice set of kings they look bad ass. Nice truck man Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
  20. 1 point
    Did they say anything about the drains? I see trees in your picture...GM sunroof drains are notorious for collecting sh*t...Just wondering if they cleaned them, seals aren't usually the problem.
  21. 1 point
    Sounds like a toss-up. I'd get whichever one the wife likes better. Especially if you let her pick the color. But seriously, we all picked GM over the other options. I'd tell you go go get a loaded 2018 for $10k less. but you have your pros and cons figured out, so I think you will know once you sleep on it a few nights.
  22. 1 point
    Don't discount the value of Apple Carplay, especially since Waze is now available on the platform. It is incredibly nice to have police and traffic alerts on your touchscreen.
  23. 1 point
    I'm in a similar situation. My 16 has 23K and have been eying the leftover 18 deals for a few months. It's not something I have to do, but would consider if the right deal came up. My view is you're going to pay one way or the other. I know some guys like to drive them into the ground and pay for maintenance and repairs along the way. By the time you need a new truck, how do you handle the large gap between a new truck price and little left to trade or sell privately? I'm not interested in a 19, and wouldn't buy first year anyway. As someone mentioned I'd wait until 2020 or 2021. I'm getting trade figures around $30K for my 16 trade. If I can get an 18 for high 30's, that's pretty decent to start the clock over and drive it for a few years until the new design shakes out. If I wait a couple years, I'll guarantee my trade will be high teens low 20's with much higher mileage and a new truck could be 50K???? That gap is tougher to take. In the end, I'll only do it if the numbers make sense.
  24. 1 point
    Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=Discoverer+AT3+4S&partnum=665TR8DA4SOWL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Chevrolet&autoYear=2015&autoModel=Silverado 1500 4wd&autoModClar=Crew Cab I think you're paying more for BFG to get the recognizable tread pattern, but they don't perform any better than other AT tires. You really don't need overly aggressive treads for the driving you describe.
  25. 1 point
    My 2015 has only 24k miles. I just had it at the dealer for routine maintenance and everytime I walk through the lot to kill time while I'm waiting for my truck I get these crazy ideas of wanting something new. But after a few days I begin to see the bigger picture.
  26. 1 point
    I just installed Bilstein 5100's on my crew cab Z71 Sierra last night. I was a little nervous about the ride quality after reading some of the bad reviews but I am happy to report that the ride was vastly improved over the stock Rancho shocks. Mine are set to the top notch. Aside from having issues getting the spring compressed far enough to use stock top hat retaining nut, the install went relatively smooth. I did end up using the Bilstein supplied top hat nut. My truck has 44,000 miles on it. Switching to the 5100's resulted in a firmer, more planted feel at highway speeds. Body roll in curves is drastically reduced, and the harshness and chatter that I would feel when the Rancho's would rebound is gone. At low speeds you will feel small bumps and expansion joints in the road, but they are not harsh or jarring at all. Honestly, I'm not sure I notice much of a difference between the shocks driving straight line at lower speeds. Thanks to all those that provided info in this thread. It made the installation a breeze. It took me about 3.5 hours to do the swap. If I had to do it again, I'm guessing I could cut 45 minutes to an hour off that time. I have a set of 33" Falken Wildpeak A/T3W's on order. I'll be sure to post some before and after photos after those are installed.
  27. 1 point
    Just add power to it. Pin # 2 of the mirror needs 12v to it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    looks slick..got a link for that shark fin?.. how hard was it to take off and install.... you worried about leaking>?
  29. 1 point
    man that interior is nice man!!!.. i'd keep it.... i have the AT black leather with the maroon stitching... i like it for my truck... but love that boot brown look!
  30. 1 point
    Amsoil is great stuff. When I changed mine at 9,900 that one time, the oil itself was fine, but I had very high levels of wear metals in the oil, so Blackstone suggested changing it at 7k. I've been doing that the past couple changes, and the metal content is a little better. That's all due to this engine, and not the oil, as backed up by the analysis. I'll post a pic of the analysis from that 9,900 mile run below: Yeah you'll be fine with that, so long as the temp doesn't stay in the 20° range and you're using the truck daily for months on end. It would still work, but will be like molasses in the morning - would make the engine rattle for a few seconds at startup in those temps. If you're only there for a couple weeks, it won't hurt anything. If you did that every winter there for the entire winter, in a few years you could potentially wear some bearings out. This particular analysis was after that longer run (thought it was 9,900 - it's 9,635), but it's in the history on the page there (those 2 prior analysis were on 5w-30 - I switched to 10w-30 to try and save this engine from a short life):
  31. 1 point
    They have updated it to "WAMS will be COMPLETELY closed until 11/19". So I think your hopes were correct.
  32. 1 point
    What the hell happened to his alignment?
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  34. 1 point
    Use the stock top nut on the strut piston and you don't worry about the clunking sound. Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk
  35. 1 point
    This long term 0% loan is kind of weird. I don't really want to still be paying for my truck beyond the 5 year mark. Paying it off early seems like it would be nice. But, paying it off early does not seem to make good economic sense, assuming I'd continue ownership beyond the length of the loan. If I had money available for extra payments, I would be better off in the long run putting the money towards my mortgage, or investing it anywhere that yields interest.
  36. 1 point
    An update for everyone. I took the info given in this thread by 2017Darkness to my dealer. They found the bulletin. My truck was built after September 15 so all they had to do was a software update. On the drive home today there were no issues at all. Before it would go out at least once a minute. So far so good. If your having the same issue I would take it in and give them the service bulletin info. It looks like its a fairly simple fix if your truck was built after September 15. Thanks for the help 2017Darkness!
  37. 1 point
    I have had 2 5.3's and on my second 6.2 in the new LT platform. I don't think you will find someone who has or has had a 6.2 that will tell you it's overkill or not needed. It is a fantastic motor coming out of a 5.3. The speed, torque, and towing are great. Because I don't need to downshift or beat on the 6.2 I get better fuel mileage all the time. But the fuel mileage is better on the 6.2 than the 5.3 towing or highway. Haven't had a motor issue on any of them.
  38. 1 point
    Got my cluster swapped in my 16 LTZ Silverado
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  40. 1 point
    Added an OEM summit white shark fin 2017 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71 6.2L 4.5" Zone w/ Bilstein and Fox 22x10 American Force Grips 33x12.5 Nitto Ridge Grapplers Instagram @wildchevys
  41. 1 point
    Hi Krunch, Yes, I got this all squared away. What I did with my truck is that I researched accessing the radio and was able to get direction to open up the trim around the center display panel... after some nervousness because, after all, this was a brand new truck! I found that when I removed the display panel, I could easily access the wire to the "shark fin". I bought a simple antenna wire extension to fit both the back of my Onyx radio and to connect to the shark fin behind the display panel. Not sure where I bought it, but it was an "internet search" find... maybe something to do with "XM radio antenna extension"... probably 20 inches long... male/female wire. It is a very simple job to snake the wire from behind the display panel to the accessory plug area below. Next, I wanted to make my accessory plug (bottom center dash) to power on only with key. (Mine was live all the time... not what I wanted) I tapped the fuse box by driver's door, ran a power wire under the dash over to the accessory outlet area. I then bought one of those XM radio "plug in" power mounts to plug into the accessory outlet. Once I mounted my Onyx radio to the plug in mount and plugged in the antenna pigtail (from the shark fin) to the back of the Onyx radio... turn on the ignition and IT WORKS! It has been over a year now with absolutely no issue. I was initially concerned that the plug-in mount might be flimsy (because the accessory outlet really is not built to support any real weight)... but no issues so far! I have one subscription to Sirius XM for my Onyx portable radio... that I move from my Silverado... to my Volvo (daily driver)... to my Corvette... back and forth... simple. I hope this helps. DJ
  42. 1 point
    https://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=10383 ECM Software Updates for New V8 Engines Posted on October 31, 2018 by blogadmin Some 2019 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 trucks may have an Engine Control Module (ECM) condition that requires reprogramming with the latest software calibrations now available. These conditions are covered in Bulletins #18-NA-289 and #18-NA-292. Read the entire article at the above URL
  43. 1 point
    Well, so much for waiting till Spring. Installed front and rear Bumpershellz today. Huge difference in the look of the truck without the chrome bumpers. Next up, color matched All-Terrain grill.
  44. 1 point
    Rivercitycreation.com Took me a bit to find these guys but they will customize with any colors you want.
  45. 1 point
    Have done a few mods since this photo was taken.
  46. 1 point
    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." The older lady said our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day. Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then? We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to tic us off. Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced dummy who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much. Don't regret growing old....it is a privilege denied to many!
  47. 1 point
    try some immodium in the tranny fluid?
  48. 1 point
    The bottom one is with it remote started so brake lights are even brighter. Reverse lights really aren’t the brightest anymore even with leds. I’ve seen some brighter leds I may try because backing up at night is not the most fun thing to do
  49. 1 point
    Nice install. Very clean Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    Is that the reason you joined this forum? To piss and moan for one post?
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